WEBBER, Wm. Hallam
First Edition, Limited to 21 opies reproduced. 8 1/2" x 11" stab binding with clear acetate covers. approx. 280 leaves printed recto only. Privately Printed, From the Introduction, "There has been for me a continuing need in my cataloguing as a rare bookseller to ascertain and check provenance of pedigeed copies of rare books. I have found the AMERICAN BOOK AUCTION CATALOGUES 1713-1934 A UNION LIST by George L. McKay an indispensab;e research tool in locating the sale where a particular book may have sold at auction. BBy way of a book in hand's bookplate of prior ownership one may simply check the McKay index to see if this particular person's books did, indeed, come up for sale at the uaction houses at some time before 1935, and, if so, one would just simply locate a copy of the sale catalogue and see if the book in question was sold in this same sale. Until now the only way one could check to see if a particular herson had his or her library sold a auction after 1934 would be to consult every volume of the.(ABPC).I am willing to share with my colleagues who have similar interests and need." Inscribed and signed by the compiler on the limitation page. Very fine. 8 1/2" x 11" stab binding with clear acetate covers First Edition, Limited to 21 opies reproduced.
Limited Edition. octavo, folded printed envelope in embossed envelope. (12) pp., stapled; 35 (+1 duplicate) single sheets printed one side only. Michigan Association of Calligraphers, Each leaf designed by a different calligrapher: Julian Waters, Friedrich Neugebauer, Susan Skarsgard, Gudrun Zapf von Hesse, Georgia Deaver, Rick Cusick, Sheila Waters, Nancy Culmone, Jerry Kelly, Villu Toots, Michael Clark, Herman Zapf and others. Contents fine and clean. Envelope slightly dust soiled and speckled with foxing. octavo, folded printed envelope in embossed envelope
First Edition. octavo, grey boards in dust jacket. 621 pp. Calder Publications, Publisher to Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, Luigi Pirandello, Heinrich Boll, and so many others, with annecdotes involving Bertrand Russell, Alger Hiss, Graham Greene, J. B. Priestley, et. al. Signed by Calder on the front endpaper. Spine of jacket faded, else very fine. octavo, grey boards in dust jacket
First Edition. small octavo, printed wrappers. 240 pp. The Gnome & Le Rhone Engine Co., Instruction Book No. 2. Contents: Introduction, General Description, Timing of the Engine, Running the Engine, Dismantling of the Engine, Cleaning & Reassembling, Storage & Dispatch, Recent Alterations, and Data. Large fold-out diagram at front. Illustrated with numerous photographs and line drawings. Name, 1917 date and address on verso of front fold-out. Slight shelf-wear, tiny chip at top of spine, otherwise a very nice, clean copy.
First Edition, Limited to 300 numbered copies, this being copy 115. small octavo, printed boards with red cloth spine. 141 pp. The Club of Odd Volumes, , Containing a complete list of officers & members from the fouding, a sketch of recent history, and some essays from present members. Full page Errata slip (slightly wrinkled) laid in. A very fine, clean copy. small octavo, printed boards with red cloth spine First Edition, Limited to 300 numbered copies, this being copy 115.
James Thomas Byford McCudden, VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar, MM (28 March 1895 - 9 July 1918) was a British flying ace of the First World War and among the most highly decorated airmen in British military history. Born in 1895 to a middle class family with military traditions, McCudden joined the Royal Engineers in 1910. Having an interest in mechanics he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in 1913 at which time he first came into regular contact with aircraft. At the outbreak of war in 1914 he flew as an observer before training as a fighter pilot in 1916. McCudden claimed his first victory in September 1916. He claimed his fifth victoryâ"making him an aceâ"on 15 February 1917. For the next six months he served as an instructor and flew defensive patrols over London. He returned to the frontline in summer 1917. That same year he dispatched a further 31 enemy aircraft while claiming multiple victories in one day on 11 occasions. With his six British medals and one French, McCudden received more awards for gallantry than any other airman of British nationality serving in the First World War. He was also one of the longest serving. By 1918, in part due to a campaign by the Daily Mail newspaper, McCudden became one of the most famous airmen in the British Isles. At the time of his death, he had achieved 57 aerial victories, placing him seventh on the list of the war's most successful aces. Just under two-thirds of his victims can be identified by name.[a] This is possible since, unlike other Allied aces, a substantial proportion of McCudden's claims were made over Allied-held territory. The majority of his successes were achieved with 56 Squadron RFC and all but five were shot down while McCudden was flying the S.E.5a. On 9 July 1918, McCudden was killed in a flying accident when his aircraft crashed following possible engine failure. His rank at the time of his death was major, a significant achievement for a man who had begun his career in the RFC as an air mechanic. McCudden is buried at the British war cemetery at Beauvoir-Wavans. 12 1/4" x 9 3/4" image on mat 23" x 17 1/2" Mat with water stains at bottom edge and bumped at top two corners, image very fine.